Michael has spent his career striving towards educational equity for all children, working as a preschool teacher, instructional coach, and school principal. Before joining Bezos Academy, Michael served as the Chief of Early Childhood Education for Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the country. Michael holds a bachelor's degree in Finance, a master's in Early Childhood Education, and a doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership. Michael is excited to continue the work of expanding access to high-quality, early childhood education at Bezos Academy. He recently moved to Seattle from Chicago with his family. Michael's favorite children's books include Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Little Engine That Could, and Oh, the Places You'll Go!